Millenium Diseases

We arguably live in a time where more people suffer from chronic ill health than ever before in history!

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Chronic disease is on the rise! Source http://www.georgevanantwerp.com

Most of the diseases of yesteryear were caused by “contaminated”  food and water and were solved by simple hygiene practices.  Basically we were ingesting things that were foreign/toxic to the body and this created the diseased conditions.  Basically these toxic substances caused inflammation and weakening of our immune system, leaving us susceptible to the disease process.

Nowadays there are many other things that are toxic to the body that we must deal with!  Our food is processed into something that looks like food, tastes good to most people, and has a long shelf life!  But has very little nutrition content!  Our water has been poisoned with toxic additives such as chlorine and fluoride.  Our bodies have become toxic cesspools from our overuse of pharmaceuticals, street drugs, alcohol, and vaccinations!  And the large portion of the population doesn’t understand the reasons for their illness.  And they don’t really care!  They are only interested in taking that pill to fix whatever their pains are, both physical and emotional!  And to top it off, the whole process is being maintained by an industry hell bent on making a buck at any cost!

Which chronic diseases and conditions am I talking about?   It’s a long list!

As you can see, almost everybody suffers from one or more of these!  Although they all have different names (man made) and present with different symptoms, the common thread is inflammation, not like a sprained ankle inflammation, but cellular inflammation! (Please see my earlier post on Cellular Inflammation).  

Neurotxic puzzle

When you address all the pieces of the puzzle, there is no place for disease to happen!

We have the above poster on the wall of our office, and it is the main focus of our practice!  One of our mentors is Dr. Dan Pompa, and the poster was developed by his organization.

We have an innate intelligence that is always moving our body towards homeostasis.  That is the body’s attempt to keep all things in the right balance.  It keeps the temperature at 98.6F unless there are pathogens, then it raises the temperature as a means of defense.  If our environment gets too warm, we sweat to cool our body.  And it goes much deeper than keeping cool!  Homeostasis must be maintained in order for us to be healthy,

Very simply put, if you eat the right foods (good fats, organic, no sugars), take the right supplementation (your health practitioner should be able to guide you here),  you eliminate (or at least minimize) the level of toxins your body is exposed to,  and you eliminate (or minimize) you levels of stress – physical, emotional (including bad relationships), and chemical (your body does not differentiate one from another – they  are ALL stress!)  then your body will have an easier time reaching homeostasis, and your health will improve!  And your health is your most valuable asset!

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Health (Photo credit: Tax Credits)

 

This is the solution to the current disease patterns in our country.  And for most if not all the chronic diseases, no toxic drugs are necessary!

To your health!

Stick Your Tongue Out!

The tongue shows us many things about the body!

The tongue shows us many things about the body!

Much different shape than the first!

Much different shape than the first!

Most of us have tongues and for the most part we IGNORE them!  Well, except when we are children, then we are fascinated with them!  We stick them out to express our displeasure with someone, and we love how we can change their colors by consuming various colored candies!

Most of us do not realize that our tongue can tell us a lot about our health!  Every dent, color variation, texture, shape differences all mean something related to our state of well being.

For example the above image of the tongue that has markings on the left side (in image) may indicate some kidney/spleen/lung  issues, (see chart below).

tongue analysis

Each area of the tongue corresponds to different organs.

Please keep in mind that just using one “test” such as tongue analysis to make a determination related to a health problem is not a good practice.  But if the results of a few observations of other areas (such as the Sclera and Iris – discussed in an earlier post) all point to the same issue, then it’s most likely valid, and appropriate supplementation and lifestyle changes are called for.

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The underside of a human tongue is also important to look at!

By observing the various parts of the body that are valid indicators, and talking with the client at length (very important to get to the actual causes of their problem), a pretty accurate conclusion can be reached without any invasive testing!   

At our holistic wellness center we use these tools (and many others) to help us develop an accurate understanding of our client’s state of health, and give education, recommendations, and specialized supplementation to enhance their journey back to wellness!

What is a VCS test?

Apparatus used to measure optic nerve

Apparatus used to measure optic nerve function

VCS is an eye test that measures the level of contrast that we can discern.  Why is it important?  Well, bio-toxins (such as toxins from black mold) affect our nervous system, and the easiest nerve to check is the optic nerve!

The presence of bio-toxins in the body can cause a plethora of symptoms.  The following list (taken from the book Mold Warriors by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker) are quite extensive, and we have all experienced some of these at one time. These are symptoms of bio-toxin illness (bio-toxin definition: poison produced by and derived from an animal or plant).

According to Dr. Shoemaker, “Symptoms exhibited from the exposure to bio-toxins affect everyone differently. This extensive listing is here to help you understand the many ways bio-toxin illness can manifest itself. This listing does not mean that those who suffer from bio-toxin illness will exhibit all of the symptoms listed here.”

  • Body aches (joints, muscle, and sinus)
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Allergic reactions to foods
  • Anxiety
  • Appetite swings
  • Bleeding ear
  • Bleeding gums
  • Body temperature regulation problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bronchitis
  • Charley horses
  • Chills
  • High cholesterol
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Abnormal circulation
  • Cognitive problems – difficulty assimilating new information; difficulty finding words; difficulty focusing; difficulty thinking or accomplishing other executive functions such as organizing and planning; difficulty with math or handling numbers; difficulty with short-term memory; short-term memory loss
  • Constipation
  • Coughing
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Delayed recovery from normal activity
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Endometriosis
  • Burning, red, or watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Leaky Gut
  • Hypoperfusion (decreased blood flow through an organ)
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Insulin resistance
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Laryngitis
  • Light sensitivity
  • Lyme Disease
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Migraines
  • Mood swings
  • Morning stiffness
  • Muscle cramps, jerks, or twitches
  • Nausea
  • Numbness in the arms, legs, feet, or hands
  • Pain – abdominal, arm, back, chest, chronic, cycles, feet, growing, hip, joints, leg, lungs, mistaking cold and hot, sinus, stabbing, vulvar
  • Rashes
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Respiratory problems
  • Rosacea
  • Seizures
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Static shocks
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Stiffness
  • Sweating
  • Swelling
  • Sore throat
  • Tingling
  • Burning tongue
  • Tremors
  • Frequent urination
  • Vertigo
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Wheezing

As you can see, pretty much any symptom can be associated with a bio-toxin issue!  The good part of this story is that the VCS test can put the practitioner on the right track of treatment by showing a weakness in the optic nerve.  Then, proper remediation efforts can begin including removing the source of the bio-toxin exposure (possible water damage in the home causing black mold), and beginning a proper supplementation protocol.

mold under sink

Another source is contaminated foodstuffs. In a previous career I was an active personal chef (for about 10 years) and I completed the ServSafe certification for food handlers.  When taking the course I was deeply impressed by the number of ways food can become a poison to our systems!  So much so, that I didn’t eat in a restaurant for months!!

oysters can be a source of bio-toxins

Regardless what the source is, it’s effect on the body is the same…BAD, and can be easily tested for by administering the Shoemaker VCS test.  We do this testing in our office as part of our consultation, and ongoing cellular healing program.

To your health!

More Body Wisdom!

The Iris tell us many things!

The Iris tell us many things!

To continue our posting of the many ways our body communicates the ongoing struggles it encounters on a daily basis, we now examine the Iris.

The various patterns seen in the typical Iris are most beautiful to view, but they also tell us a lot about the weaknesses and tendencies inherent in our bodies.

The spots colors and patterns all have a meaning.

The spots colors and patterns all have a meaning.

The study of the Iris is called Iridology, and was mainly brought forth by Dr. Bernard Jensen, a big advocate of natural health.  Through his studies on the Iris he was able to map out the various areas and their correlation to the organs and systems of the body.  These maps were further developed by others during the years adding certain refinements.

Chart of the Iris developed by Dr. Bernard Jensen

Chart of the Iris developed by Dr. Bernard Jensen

About 30 years ago, after my bout with a bleeding duodenal ulcer , we were looking for better ways to take care of ourselves by eating better, and using non-medical ways of determining the body’s problems.  We had our whole family’s eyes viewed by an Iridologist!  He used a 35mm film camera (state-of-the-art then!) to take pictures and then send us a full report!  (we still have the slides).  While doing my eyes, he looked and said “You have an ulcer!”.  This was months after I got out of the hospital and I was feeling fine!  This moment in time stayed with me, changing the way I think of the body forever!

The field of Iridology is very complex.  We experienced a 6 week course (just weekends) a few years ago and found it to be very informative.  Even at the basic levels of knowledge, you can still make recommendations to clients that will help their situation.

Unlike Sclerology (the study of the red lines in the whites of the eyes), the Iris does not change very quickly, only over many months, years, or never at all.  The Sclera can change, in response to therapy, in just a few days.

The body has many more ways of communicating, and will will touch on them in future posts!

Make your health a priority NOW…or it will be later!

The Body’s Wisdom!

We had a wonderful time on our little “vacation” over Christmas and New Year‘s, but it’s good to be back!

Today’s post is the first in a series discussing how our bodies give us signs of underlying pathology, and in most cases, long before any symptoms arise.  How cool is that?! A built in body maintenance center that gives us definitive information about what steps we should take to remain healthy!  Unfortunately most of us do nothing about it because they don’t have symptoms.

When symptoms finally appear, the problems are much more serious and more difficult to deal with.  Unfortunately this is the time we seek a doctor’s help!

The first area of discussion will be about the Sclera (whites of the eyes), and how the lines in the Sclera all have a meaning based on where they are located, prominence,  and the various shapes and squiggles that they have.  The analysis of the lines in the whites of the eyes is called Sclerology.

The lines of the Sclera

The lines of the Sclera

No, those red lines in your eyes are not due to your not getting any sleep the night before!  Each person’s patterns are unique, but common patterns emerge.   They are current indicators of issues with various organs, glands and systems that your body is currently dealing with!  And they will change with corrective protocols.

The Sclera is divided into four quadrants, upper, lower, medial and distal (towards the center of the body and towards the outside of the body respectively) in both eyes, and the area of these quadrants are mapped out to the various organs as shown in the chart below, the center of the chart is the iris:

This chart shows the left eye

This chart shows the left eye

If we compare the image of the left eye (of a female), and the chart of the left eye, we can see that this person is experiencing some stress in the bladder area with possible kidney, uterus, coccyx, peritoneum and spleen involvement.

Don’t get me wrong, this analysis by itself is not necessarily useful as a stand alone determination of exactly what this person’s problem area may be. Much like the tests that medical doctors use – they perform more than one to be sure. Similarly, the trained practitioner will combine other observations and tests, factoring the client’s symptomology and make a determination for a protocol that will help fix the issue.  Usually this protocol will include certain herbs and/or lifestyle and diet changes that will help strengthen and detox the affected organs and glands, and the body will make any needed repairs, as required.  The body cures itself…and it’s the ONLY thing that does!  No drug has ever cured a problem, drugs only mask the symptom of the problem, driving it deeper into the body – and that problem WILL return unless some changes are made, most likely as another, stronger and harsher symptom.

Sclerology is a very useful tool and it is used in our practice as part of our consultation, along with other non-invasive testing that is compared month over month, to determine if the protocol given is successful.  If not, then it is adjusted accordingly.

It has been a very comforting feeling once I learned that our bodies have ALL the indicators to show us where the problems are!  We just have to observe and listen to what it is telling us.  True health is not that hard to obtain, as long as we pay attention, and start paying attention at an early age!